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Motel 6 San Rafael

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited in the second week in August. Second floor room across the parking lot and down from the office. I'll admit after reading some of the negative reviews I wanted to cancel but I needed the room. Glad I stayed with the Motel 6. I've stayed and reviewed the other motel down the street and this is better. Room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel is great for road trips or if you need a night to stay. The room was clean and looked like any other Motel 6 rooms. So it feel reliable and you know what you're going to get. Comfortable beds, clean, and it had a tv and fridge. Free wifi. Great stop for any type of visit/trip. Value for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Paid about $110/night in June 2016. Saw a few roaches running around bathroom and room. Homeless person “camped” out in the ice machine area having dinner and using the ice. Party room 2 doors down from us, with 2 guys coming out and smoking and talking until 2am. Room had at least 6-8 people in a 4 person max room.... More 

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Roseville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

So pros, good free wifi, easy freeway access, and the commute to SF in the morning is only 20 minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge. The rooms are large and fairly well kept. The cons are parking is horrible although they have a space for each unit the way they angled the parking you have to drive through the complex... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

You must be careful to stay in corporate owned remodeled motels, because when a franchisee make the improvements, they are often as bad as this one is. Sink drain broken, shower old and scraped from years of cleaning, linoleum floor, instead of Prego, free-standing sink, cheap,cheap towels. Lipstick on a pig. Avoid the franchised motels and stick with newly remodeled... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The front desk person was very accommodating. The room was simple and very clean! Nice TV, mini-fridge and microwave. When you are looking for a clean overnight stay, this is your place. Honest owners- we left a watch in the room and they mailed it back to us! Who does that --your small business owners. If you read the other... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Because I complained about the WiFi not working for 2 hours, and my toilet not flushing, the owner/manager, Sid, asked me to leave the premises "for arguing with staff." The 4 policemen who arrived said he legally had the right to ask anyone to leave. It was 9 pm at night in a dangerous part of San Rafael. I have... More 

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6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 San Rafael, responded to this review

Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Please know that the conditions you describe are atypical to Motel 6 standards for quality, and we apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. We are glad to be able to provide Wi-Fi to our guests, but apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with our policy and the connection to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay if you like your wife being propositioned by scary hoodlums when she makes a quick trip to the car and back, or maybe you'd enjoy homeless drug addicts knocking on yours and your neighbors' doors, seeking that one that'll open-up, some folks prefer the flashing of police car lights through their window, but I think the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The lights were on... But only cause it was in a shady area.. I will not ever book at a place I have to rent a room through a window!!! That says so much. If they worry about getting robbed.. Why would I want to stand at a window with my wallet out??????? I booked on line... But Bo more!!!... More 

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6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 San Rafael, responded to this review

Patrick, Thank you for posting your review. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced with your guestroom bed comfort. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. Our aim is to provide a comfortable night's rest, and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to... More 

Pasadena, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I stayed here for two nights. The location is not great - next to the freeway, auto dealerships and sundry furniture stores, so everything is closed at night. The first night, there was a lot of rowdy conversation going on outside. Most of the guests looked like truckers or bikers or just chain smokers (I don't mean to disparage the... More 

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6Team, brand expericened team member at Motel 6 San Rafael, responded to this review

Mr. Hu, Thank you for posting your review. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the water temperature during your stay. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest, and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the noise concerns you describe.. Please accept our apologies that your stay was less than satisfactory. We invite you to contact... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located 12 miles North of Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. Property is located within a mile of downtown San Rafael. Both major Bay Area airports (SFO and OAK) are located 30 miles away.Property offers:Cable TV, Free Wi-Fi, Free Coffee in the Lobby, Spacious and Clean Rooms, On-site Coin Laundry ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel 6 San Rafael

Address: 737 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael, CA 94901-4007 (Formerly Days Inn San Rafael/San Francisco)
Location: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Price Range: $91 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 66
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Motel 6 San Rafael Hotel San Rafael
Motel Six San Rafael
San Rafael Motel Six
San Rafael Motel 6
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